Gropius, Walter

BORN 22 May 1848 - DIED 10 Feb 1911, Berlin: Charlottenburg
REAL NAME Gropius, Walter Adolph
GRAVE LOCATION Stahnsdorf, Berlin: Südwestfriedhof, Bahnhofstrasse (Neue Umbettung, Feld 1, Wst. 336)

Walter Gropius was a building advisor for the Police Headquarters in Berlin. He married Manon Auguste Pauline Scharnweber (1855-1933). Their third son was the famous Bauhaus architect with the same name.

The grave of Walter Gropius the Elder was moved to Stahnsdorf because of the clearing of cemeteries in Berlin by the nazis to make way for the new 'Germania' that was never built.


The grave of Walter Gropius at the Südwestfriedhof, Stahnsdorf, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (13 Nov 2004)


• Gottschalk, Wolfgang, Südwestfriedhof Stahnsdorf, Verlag Dirk Nishen, Berlin, 1991

Gros, Antoine-Jean

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 31 May 2015